Project name: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
Project location: Boston
Firm name: DiMella Shaffer Associates
Jury comments: Cited for Reuse This reuse project successfully balances preservation and sustainability, which is a pressing issue for New England. Its program calls for the creation of a living laboratory to showcase different technologies and create teaching space for sustainability. The client goal was to transform a common building type into a high performance applied research facility, and this was creatively done, while maintaining the original building fabric. The embodied energy savings alone are off the chart. Detailing is impressive.
Client: Fraunhofer USA
Consultants: MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC; Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, LLC; McNamara/Salvia, Inc.; Commercial Construction Consulting, Inc.; Gilbane; Lam Partners; Envelope: BET